When it comes to spending time away from my main job as a mama, there are few things I enjoy more than photographing growing families. This in-home session with Ronnie and Brad was no exception, because I love to document the time before a baby arrives. I feel like you can see all of the hopes and dreams in the eyes of expectant parents.
It’s fun to see all of the details they pull together to celebrate their baby on the way!
This photo above reminds me of a sonogram image because of the pattern of white surrounding them as they sit in the corner of this window seat. If it’s just me, I chalk it up to staring at the images as I was narrowing down my choices to share in this post.
If you’re a dog owner, then you know that no session is complete without a shot of the fuzzy child with four legs.
Isn’t she glowing?
And here’s one last detail that I just can’t resist sharing – daddy serenading his baby.
Photos of their sweet baby girl are up next!
Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing mini sessions as part of a mom’s pampering event for World Breastfeeding Week at A Mother’s Boutique in Wexford. This is a great event and I recommend watching out for it next summer if you or someone you know is nursing. A Mother’s Boutique really put on a nice event and there were tons of moms and babies there so it was a busy afternoon! Here are just a few favorites from the event.
This little cutie actually picked a clover flower from the grass and then tickled his mom with it when she was holding him. Can it get any cuter?
Love the face this little one is making!
Gosh, these moms and their babies are adorable. It was such a great day!
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Meet Baby Wesley, also known as their little Smurf by his adoring mom and dad. I had the pleasure of photographing their maternity session too. I just loved photographing Megan and Rick on their farm and their newborn session with Wesley was no different. We even got outside for a few family portraits with his extended family! But my favorite images from this session are by far the lifestyle images that mostly took place on the bed in their bedroom. I’ll get to those in a bit, but for now, meet this precious little guy!
We started out focusing on Wesley with a few accessories and some minimal props and we found out that Wesley preferred his mama and dada’s arms. So we took breaks so that they could soothe him in order to get some of the essential shots we were after. This one below is one of Rick soothing Wesley to sleep and it happens to be a favorite.
And once he was out, he slept quite peacefully, so much so that we could even place him in this vintage bath basin from Megan’s family.
And here’s where I started to fall in love with this session – Megan swaddled Wesley and sat on the edge of her bed in the soft natural light.
Then Rick joined her and they scooted back toward the headboard where the window light was glowing.
And here’s my all-time favorite of the three of them. They actually chose this for a framed print and I’m so excited to put it together.
And here’s a sweet pose that I don’t often think of, but Megan suggested it and I’m so glad she did!
Congratulations, Megan and Rick! Wesley is precious and it’s such an honor to photograph your family! Blessings to you!
Most of my newborn sessions take place inside where it’s warm, but given a humid summer morning and an expertly landscaped yard with lots of lovely shade, you can bet I’ll be making the most of it (with mom and dad’s permission of course). And for Baby Julian’s session, we were all in agreement about starting outside before it rained.
Here’s sweet Julian in an outfit made by his very talented mommy, Abby.
It was tempting to leave him in that outfit the whole session, he was so gosh darn cute.
But he’s too cute in his birthday suit so we wrapped him in blankets and gauze.
This next series of shots were taken on a hill behind their home. I like that the background is personalized that way.
We went inside and did a few shots on this beautiful baby blanket that has been passed down through their family. Just look at that face!
And Elsie, their first “baby” even made an appearance in this shot with Julian in his nursery. I can’t get enough of babies with their pets – although I can’t claim to be an expert in photographing such a challenging combination. This one just fell in my lap!
Congratulations Abby and Jared on your beautiful baby boy! Thanks for the opportunity to document your precious family!
Is there anything more special than those first few weeks home from the hospital with your new baby? I really can’t think of anything that beats it. And it’s such an honor to be able to document this special, tender time for parents and their bundle of joy!
I first had the pleasure of photographing Corey and Jeff for their engagement session (back when I was shooting weddings). So it was a real treat to meet baby Graham, who was a little angel during the two-hour session. Look at that adorable face!
And here’s one of their first family portraits by the French doors in their dining room. What a sweet family!
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